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You know, I get it that the Washington Post and The NY Times are horrified at Trump’s performance in office. It’s difficult to imagine anyone less suited to the job. He’s disinterested, distracted, has dangerous ideas (a cyber security initiate with Putin? Really??  That would put us up there as contenders for the Darwin Award, Nation Category)

Even his most ardent supporters have no real idea or can not adequately articulate just what it is he’s supposed to do to change things for the better. I’m waiting to hear it. Deporting Mexican moms while their children desperately cling to her does not seem to be better for anyone. You’d have to have no heart at all to watch that and feel some kind of justice or that Trump was somehow improving your life. Yeah, I’m guessing it’s a power thing.

Anyway, I get it. The media is scared silly by Trump because it’s been following this stuff since Alexander Hamilton was blackmailed by his lover’s husband. And it probably liked Hamilton. It knows who is good and who is the next Warren G. Harding. It’s got a long institutional memory and archives and a sense for when things are going off the rails. 

But we wouldn’t be in this predicament as a nation with the prospect of kleptocracy, corruption and rapid decline staring us boldly in the face saying menacingly, “You wanna piece of me??” if the media hadn’t lost its collective mind over the prospect of Hillary Clinton being in the White House. 

It’s just never going to let her live that White House Travel Office slight to its tender sensibilities go is it?  Just like any clique of mean girls that grew up to have full blown NPD, it’s going to hold a grudge and nurse it’s injuries and we’re all paying for it. 

But it will blame everyone but itself for this. It needs therapy but it doesn’t think it has a problem. 

So, you know, maybe the media and Trump deserve each other. It’s the rest of us who wish the media had done its fucking job last year when it had the opportunity to NOT publish stolen emails but just couldn’t help itself. 

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Just when you think it can’t get any worse, Trump appoints Jerry Falwell Jr. to help craft education policy. This is from The Conversation this morning

Coinciding with the popularity of Ronald Reagan, Falwell founded the Moral Majority in 1979 as a conservative Christian political lobbying group. Although the founding of the Moral Majority is popularly seen as an anti-abortion and pro-family movement, its real roots were different. Falwell and other evangelical leaders felt the federal government was overreaching with its guidelines into how Christian groups maintained racial restrictions in their schools.
The Moral Majority ultimately expanded its platform from segregation in schools to include what is now a familiar agenda: supporting and sponsoring legislation for “traditional” family values and prayer in schools. It also opposed LGBT rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, abortion and other similar social-moral issues.
Through his nationally televised church services, Falwell Sr. reached beyond his original followers to other groups that were in agreement with the conservative, pro-family, racial agenda of the Moral Majority.

Great, thats just great. Lets all go back to the days when men were men, women were women, african americans had their OWN water fountains, and evolution was still controversial.

A reminder to all of you who voted for this man that you voted for this man.

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